Setting up Shop

| September 25, 2013 | Parties

THE PARTY To fete the debut of Bottega Veneta’s second L.A. outpost, a chic mix of style mavens and design aficionados descended onto Melrose Place for an intimate soiree hosted by Architectural Digest Editor-in-Chief Margaret Russell. Among the luminaries delighting in the festive occasion were interior decorators Madeline Stuart and Waldo Fernandez, actress Rhona Mitra, stylist Petra Flannery and Decades owner Cameron Silver. THE SCENE The boutique, housed within a charming, 2,730-square-foot ivy-covered building, played backdrop to a carefully curated selection of clothing, accessories and furnishings. While mingling and sipping cocktails in the whitewashed, gallery-like space, guests perused the latest offerings from the Italian luxury brand and were particularly drawn to the home items, including lamps, desktop accessories, and sumptuous leather sofas and chaise lounges. THE HIGHLIGHTS A radiant Russell received endless compliments on her dress, a gorgeous, multicolored, snakeskin-embroidered Marguerite number from Bottega Veneta’s spring/summer 2013 collection, naturally. Photography by Brandon Clark/AB Images


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